The Catholic University of America

J.P. Ogilvy

Upon graduation from law school, Ordinary Professor J.P. "Sandy" Ogilvy, practiced law with Gregory, Clyman, and Ogilvy from 1973 to 1975 and then with Legal Services for Northwest Pennsylvania and the Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati from 1976 to 1979. He earned an LL.M in Advocacy from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1982 and worked in GULC's Center for Applied Legal Studies clinic during the 1982-83 academic year. He began full-time law teaching at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, in 1983, where he developed several clinical programs in which he taught and supervised students. He also taught civil procedure and contracts.
 

He joined the faculty of the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, in 1991 to teach civil procedure and interviewing, counseling, and negotiation skills, and to become its Coordinator of Clinical Programs, a position he held until 2006. Currently, Professor Ogilvy is the Director of the Office of Law & Social Justice Initiatives and the Director of the National Archive of Clinical Legal Education, which is housed at the Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at Columbus School of Law. He currently teaches Civil Procedure, Torts, and directs the Innocence Project Clinic & Clemency Project.
 
Professor Ogilvy is a past chair of the AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities and a past chair of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education and currently is the historian for the organization. In addition to articles on the courts, pedagogical issues, and clinical legal education, he is the author (with Professors Leah Wortham, Lisa Lerman, Lucia Silecchia, Stacy Brustin, Margaret Barry, Assistant Dean Georgia Niedzielko, and Professor Liz Ryan Cole of Vermont Law School) of Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs, 2d ed. (Thomson/West 2007).
 
Professor Ogilvy helped develop two listservs related to clinical legal education, "Lawclinic", hosted by Washburn University School of Law, and "Lextern", which is devoted to discussion of issues related to legal externship programs, hosted by The Catholic University of America. He also manages the LexternWeb website for the use of faculty and administrators of Legal Externship programs. Professor Ogilvy was awarded the 2003 William Pincus Award by the Association of American Law Schools Section on Clinical Legal Education for outstanding contributions to the cause of clinical legal education and the advancement of justice. In 2013, he was awarded the Father Robert F. Drinan Award by the AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities for forwarding the ethic of pro bono and public service in law schools through personal service, program design and management.
 
Professor Ogilvy received his bachelor's degree from Portland State University in 1968 and, after a two-year hiatus defending our country's northern border as a member of the U.S. Army in Alaska, his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in 1973. He and his wife, Louise Howells, who also is a law school professor, are the parents of twin boys.
 

 

Research and Writing

DOCUMENTARY FILM

CLEPR -- Its History and Legacy (2009)

An Oral History of Clinical Legal Education, Part I: Seeds of Change (2006)


BOOKS

Roy Stuckey and Others, Best Practices for Legal Education: A Vision and a Road Map. CLEA, 2007 (contributing author).

Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs. 2d edition Eagan, Minn.: Thomson/West, 2007 (edited with Leah Wortham and Lisa G. Lerman).

Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs. Eagan, Minn.: West Group, 1998 (edited with Leah Wortham and Lisa G. Lerman).

BOOK CHAPTERS

"Journals." In Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs, 2d ed., edited by J.P. Ogilvy, Leah Wortham and Lisa G. Lerman. Eagan, Minn.: Thomson/West, 2007.

"Learning from Experience." In Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs, 2d ed., edited by J.P. Ogilvy, Leah Wortham and Lisa G. Lerman. Eagan, Minn.: Thomson/West , 2007.

"Learning from Observation." In Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs, 2d ed., edited by J.P. Ogilvy, Leah Wortham and Lisa G. Lerman. Eagan, Minn.: Thomson/West 2007.

"Judicial Externships." In Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs, 2d ed., edited by J.P. Ogilvy, Leah Wortham and Lisa G. Lerman. Eagan, Minn.: Thomson/West 2007

"Looking Back Looking Forward." In Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs, 2d ed., edited by J.P. Ogilvy, Leah Wortham and Lisa G. Lerman. Eagan, Minn.: Thomson/West 2007.

Evidence in America. Charlottesville, Va.: Michie Co., 1987 (senior contributing editor, with others).

Disability Practice Manual for Social Security and SSI Programs. Washington, D.C.: Legal Counsel for the Elderly, 1983 (contributing editor, with others).

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Externship Demographics Across Two Decades with Lessons for Future Surveys, 19 Clin. L. Rev. 1 ((2012) (with Sudeb Basu).

Celebrating CLEPR's 40th Anniversary: The Early Development of Clinical Legal Education and Legal Ethics Instruction in U.S. Law Schools, Clinical Law Review 16, no. 1(2009):1.

"Clinical Legal Education: An Annotated Bibliography (third edition)" Clinical Law Review, Special Issue No. 2 (2005) (with Karen Czapanskiy).

"Clinical Legal Education: An Online Bibliography (Revised Oct. 2005)"

"Introduction to the Symposium on Legal Externships2:Learning from Practice" Clinical Law Review 10, no. 2 (2004): 469.

"Guidelines with Commentary for the Evaluation of Legal Externship Programs" Gonzaga Law Review 38, no. 1 (2003/03): 155. [L] [W]

"Clinical Legal Education: An Annotated Bibliography" Clinical
Law Review
7, Special Issue (2001): 1 (with Karen Czapanskiy).

"Introduction to the Symposium on Developments in Legal Externship Pedagogy." Clinical Law Review 5, no. 2 (1999): 337. [L] [W]

"The Use of Journals in Legal Education: A Tool for Reflection." Clinical Law Review 3, no. 1 (1996): 55. [L] [W]

"Using Narrative Journals in Clinical Legal Education." Clinical Legal Education Newsletter 4, no. 1 (September 1995): 7.

"Critical Thinking and the Law." International Journal of the Legal Profession 1, no. 3 (1994): 343 (with Dannye Holley).

"Interviewing and Counseling Elderly Clients." Texas Bar Journal 50 (May 1987): 488.

"Learning Contracts in Legal Education." Maryland Law Review 44 (Fall 1985): 1047 (with others). [L] [W]

"A Road Map to Adjudication Under the Medical-Vocational Guidelines." Trial Magazine 19 (August 1983): 76.

"The Proposed Social Security Court: A Critique." Notre Dame Journal of Legislation 9 (Summer
1982): 229.

BOOK REVIEWS

"Review of Bureaucratic Justice: Managing Social Security Disability Claims by Jerry L. Mashaw" Thurgood Marshall Law Review 9 (September 1983): 258.

In His Words ...

“There are not too many lawyers in this country. Rather, the lawyers are not distributed in a way that allows universal access to justice. My teaching and work is devoted to creating affordable access to justice services for everyone who needs a lawyer.”

– J.P. "Sandy" Ogilvy

 

Contact

Office: 421 Law School
The Catholic University of America
3600 John McCormack Rd., NE
Washington, D.C. 20064

Phone: 202-319-6195

E-mail: Ogilvy@law.cua.edu

Personal Website
 

Courses

  • Civil Procedure
  • Torts
  • Innocence Project Clinic & Clemency Project 
     

Education

LL.M.
Georgetown University Law Center, 1982

J.D.
Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR, 1973

B.A.
Portland State University, Portland, OR, 1968

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Experiential Education
  • Torts
  • Access to Justice
  • For additional information about our professors' areas of speciality, see the Catholic University Experts page.
     

Experience

  • Chair, AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education, 1994
  • Chair, AALS Section on Pro Bono & Public Service Opportunities, 2010
  • Staff Attorney: Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center, 1982-83
  • Professor of Law: Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, Houston, Tx., 1983-1991